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Apr 8, 2021 at 3:27 AM Post #55,846 of 56,122

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Saw this on the Linsoul discord
Oracle's pinna gain emulation seems to be an entire 1kHz late.
 
Apr 8, 2021 at 5:28 AM Post #55,847 of 56,122

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YUIN G2A impressions:

Bass is very clean and is very tight and fast, but it’s because the quantity is extremely low. Lacks quite a lot of texture. Rumble is pretty much non-existent and extension is horrible.

Mids are…actually somewhat recessed. But quality is very good, especially with the female vocals. Although male vocals lack quite a lot of warmth and is too thin.

Treble is very good because of the airiness and the detail is very good.

Technicalities are very good as well with the most notable being the soundstage and the airy treble is a big factor here. Tonality is leaning towards brightness and is bass-rolled V-shaped.

Compared with the KSC75 (parts express headband), the mids and treble are better on the G2A due to them being more detailed and resolution is better, although the mids aren’t recessed on the KSC75. BUT the bass is a lot better on the KSC75 for my library. It is simply lacking too much on the G2A.

The comfort however isn’t really good for me, the pads make my ears itch more than the KSC75 and the ear clips are made out of hard plastic and doesn’t offer you much flexibility and adjustability.

Which made me pull out the ear clips from the KSC75 and fortunately they actually fit the G2A and made it a bit more comfortable. This did change the sound, the mids aren’t recessed any longer and I believe it is because the stock clips made me get a bad fit. So, tonality is just bass-rolled bright-neutral, instead of having the characteristics of a V-shaped sound (recessed mids).
 
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Yincrow RW-2000 impressions:

Bass is very clean and is fun at the same time due to the boost. Speed, tightness and texture are top tier.

Mids are excellent with very good tonality for both male and female vocals and clarity/detail are very good despite the high bass quantity.

Treble is airy as most buds are and treble extension is good as well, very non-fatiguing but detailed treble.

Technicalities are very good but most notable is the huge soundstage and that the timbre is excellent as most buds.

Comparison with the Yincrow X6:

The sub-bass is lower on the RW-2000 and doesn’t rumble as much either. Extension is similar. But otherwise, the speed, tightness and texture are better on the RW-2000 while the overall bass is very similar.

Mids and treble are a lot better on the RW-2000 and the tonality is brighter than the warm X6 and is more neutral than the X6.

Technicalities and overall resolution are leagues ahead on the RW-2000.

This might be my favorite bud and worthy of being called a TOTL bud.
 
Apr 8, 2021 at 7:03 AM Post #55,849 of 56,122

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Haha, I fully understand, I tossed both the stock cable and tips as soon as I opened the box and saw them...

The more I listen to the DQ6, the more it makes me want to take a listen to the UM 3DT. Seriously wondering how different the 2 triple DD IEM sound.
Never used the stock cable and the stock tips lol.

Which tips are you guys using, if you don't mind me asking?

Cheers.
 
Apr 8, 2021 at 7:37 AM Post #55,851 of 56,122

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Ikko OH10 impressions:

Why didn’t I get this when it was first released?????????

Bass is very well textured and has a lot of quantity, pretty close to basshead quantity BUT it is very tight and clean so it doesn’t muddy up the rest of the sound like usual basshead quantity of bass would do.

Mids are a bit recessed but tonality and timbre are excellent. And detail is good as well despite the huge bass.

Treble is quite airy and sounds very natural as well without being shouty.

Mids and treble are very similar to the Sony XBA-N3 in timbre and coherency. Very impressive.

The bass on this is actually the most similar iem I have to the Dunu Zen bass. So, if you want to experience the Zen bass (which is my nr 1 iem in bass) then the OH10 is a budget way to do that. (it definitely doesn’t have as much texture as the Zen, but compensates with more quantity and the tightness and speed are very similar.) It also reminds me of the Dunu EST112 bass.

I know there are some people that have asked me what iem to upgrade to from the OH10 and I am honestly not sure (yet) after hearing it lol.
 
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Ikko OH10 impressions:

Why didn’t I get this when it was first released?????????

Bass is very well textured and has a lot of quantity, pretty close to basshead quantity BUT it is very tight and clean so it doesn’t muddy up the rest of the sound like usual basshead quantity of bass would do.

Mids are a bit recessed but tonality and timbre are excellent. And detail is good as well despite the huge bass.

Treble is quite airy and sounds very natural as well without being shouty.

Mids and treble are very similar to the Sony XBA-N3 in timbre and coherency. Very impressive.

The bass on this is actually the most similar iem I have to the Dunu Zen bass. So, if you want to experience the Zen bass (which is my nr 1 iem in bass) then the OH10 is a budget way to do that. (it definitely doesn’t have as much texture as the Zen, but compensates with more quantity and the tightness and speed are very similar.) It also reminds me of the Dunu EST112 bass.

I know there are some people that have asked me what iem to upgrade to from the OH10 and I am honestly not sure (yet) after hearing it lol.

The Ikko OH1 and OH10 share almost the same frequency response, according to my measurements. But the technical advantage of the OH10 over its little brother is great, surpassing it in every way.
I have several IEMS that share similar tuning and perhaps that's why they didn't surprise me as much.
NF Audio is coming out with a new model called the NA2+.
The OH10 and the NA2/NM2 have a similar FR....
If NF Audio does something similar to what Ikko did with the OH10, that is, not change the tuning, but improve it at every point, I would like a OH10 vs NA2+ battle. But if NF Audio does the same with the NA2+ as they did with the NM2+ (changing the profile by reducing bass and emphasizing high mids), there will be no comparison possible.
As it is a profile I like (OH10, NA2, NM2...) I would like to know which brand is able to squeeze this curve on a technical level: bass capacity, texture, speed, bringing the first half of the mids closer, improving the analytical capacity of the whole...

Ikko OH10 vs NF Audio NA2.png
 
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The Ikko OH1 and OH10 share almost the same frequency response, according to my measurements. But the technical advantage of the OH10 over its little brother is great, surpassing it in every way.
I have several IEMS that share similar tuning and perhaps that's why they didn't surprise me as much.
NF Audio is coming out with a new model called the NA2+.
The OH10 and the NA2/NM2 have a similar FR....
If NF Audio does something similar to what Ikko did with the OH10, that is, not change the tuning, but improve it at every point, I would like a OH10 vs NA2+ battle. But if NF Audio does the same with the NA2+ as they did with the NM2+ (changing the profile by reducing bass and emphasizing high mids), there will be no comparison possible.
As it is a profile I like (OH10, NA2, NM2...) I would like to know which brand is able to squeeze this curve on a technical level: bass capacity, texture, speed, bringing the first half of the mids closer, improving the analytical capacity of the whole...

Ikko OH10 vs NF Audio NA2.png
Can’t wait for the NA2+ release. That, and the etymotic EVO are the IEMs I’m most anticipating.
 
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Apr 9, 2021 at 3:03 AM Post #55,856 of 56,122

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The Ikko OH1 and OH10 share almost the same frequency response, according to my measurements. But the technical advantage of the OH10 over its little brother is great, surpassing it in every way.
I have several IEMS that share similar tuning and perhaps that's why they didn't surprise me as much.
NF Audio is coming out with a new model called the NA2+.
The OH10 and the NA2/NM2 have a similar FR....
If NF Audio does something similar to what Ikko did with the OH10, that is, not change the tuning, but improve it at every point, I would like a OH10 vs NA2+ battle. But if NF Audio does the same with the NA2+ as they did with the NM2+ (changing the profile by reducing bass and emphasizing high mids), there will be no comparison possible.
As it is a profile I like (OH10, NA2, NM2...) I would like to know which brand is able to squeeze this curve on a technical level: bass capacity, texture, speed, bringing the first half of the mids closer, improving the analytical capacity of the whole...

Ikko OH10 vs NF Audio NA2.png
Damn!

Hopefully they know what they are doing with that extra bass the NA2 has over the OH10. Because it might be too much. :joy:
 
Apr 9, 2021 at 1:34 PM Post #55,859 of 56,122

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The Toneking Blade, Moondrop Aria, NS Audio NS3 (Enhanced Bass) and KZ EDX have arrived. I have a bit of time with each and none is bad which is good but, gosh, the EDX has no right to sound so good for so little money. It'll be interesting to pit it against the Turii when I get it, cheapest vs most expensive.

I've got QKZ VK4 coming next, NS4, MT100 Pro, Reecho SG-3 and TFZ Live X (maybe that one was a mistake but it was very nicely discounted so couldn't resist checking that gold-plated dynamic) soon, Turii hasn't shipped yet.
 
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The Toneking Blade, Moondrop Aria, NS Audio NS3 (Enhanced Bass) and KZ EDX have arrived. I have a bit of time with each and none is bad which is good but, gosh, the EDX has no right to sound so good for so little money. It'll be interesting to pit it against the Turii when I get it, cheapest vs most expensive.

I've got QKZ VK4 coming next, NS4, MT100 Pro, Reecho SG-3 and TFZ Live X (maybe that one was a mistake but it was very nicely discounted so couldn't resist checking that gold-plated dynamic) soon, Turii hasn't shipped yet.
How do the Blade, Aria and NS3 compare to each other?
 

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